You Have Arrived at Your Destination

There’s nothing quite like hearing the GPS declare after a long road trip that “you have arrived at your destination!”  This declaration means that you have made it!  The long journey, the innumerable turns, the ever changing speed limits are all behind you.  You have arrived.  Better still are those times you arrive on your […]

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You Did What???

Sometimes God calls us to do unusual things.  Things that the world just doesn’t understand.  Things that leave our friends and family asking “you did what?”  Yet faith calls us out of our comfort zones at times.  Following Jesus means putting His will and His way first.  David experiences this in 1 Samuel 23 as […]

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Leading by Following

As the song goes, David finds himself “all by myself” as we turn to 1 Samuel 22.  However, he doesn’t stay that way very long!  God has a calling on his life to be a leader, a calling that no amount of running from a mad king can change.  In yet another comparison, we see […]

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On the Run

Where would you go?  What would you do?  If you were to wake up tomorrow and discover you had to start running, to leave everything and everyone behind, where would you go?  David finds himself running from “the law” in 1 Samuel 21 and at the same time, experiences what it is like to be […]

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Has Anything Changed?

David is running for his life from a blood thirsty King Saul when God steps into save the day.  Saul is overcome by the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit in 1 Samuel 19 and then we turn the page to chapter 20.  David has one big, burning question…has anything changed within Saul?  […]

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My Protector

In ages past when life got challenging, you literally grabbed your shield to protect yourself.  Be it arrows, swords, or battleaxes, your shield was your protector.  But what protects you today?  What do you reach for when life gets challenging?  When the day-to-day gets hard?  As we continue in our series through 1 Samuel, we […]

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How to Succeed in Life

It’s a question we all ask of ourselves at some point…how can I succeed in life?  How can I be successful in all that I do? It’s a question that David and Saul essentially answer for us in 1 Samuel 18.  Granted, they don’t come straight out and tell us but they do provide a […]

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Presence of the Holy Spirit

Often times as we read through scripture in small snippets, we can forget that it is meant to all flow together as one cohesive story.  As we turn in 1 Samuel to chapter 16 today, we encounter two stories that can be looked at individually but are actually the two sides to the same coin…one […]

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All or Nothing

Our God loves to give us second changes!  In this week’s passage, God offers King Saul a second chance to honor Him and obey His word.  Yet Saul fails to take hold of the opportunity.  In his failure to follow God’s instructions, we learn a valuable lesson about the need for obedience and the cost […]

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Pulling the Emergency Brake

Sometimes we rush into things.  In a panic, in moments of the unknown, we can find ourselves doing something…anything…just to feel like we’re taking matters into our own hands.  When it feels like everything is falling apart, we tend to have an urging to simply do something to say that we tried.  That’s where we […]

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